This week in Winning Post

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WA mare Arcadia Queen had the bookies scrambling to reshape their markets when she went straight past Cox Plate favourite Russian Camelot in the recent Caulfield Stakes. Will one of the two emerge triumphant in the main event at The Valley this Saturday, or will one of the overseas raiders, Armory, Sir Dragonet or Aspetar, spoil the party?

The Cox Plate highlights a huge Valley carnival this weekend, kicking off with the Group 1 Manikato Stakes for the sprinters on Friday night.

Meanwhile at Randwick there's another rich program, featuring the $1 million Bondi Stakes for the three-year-old milers. 

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for The Valley night meeting, Benalla Cup day and Scone with fields, colours and tips for other Friday meetings.

The metro racing this Saturday is at The Valley in Melbourne, Randwick in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Doomben in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus bet365 Yarra Valley (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Qld edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for fourmore TAB meetings including cup days at Sale, Coonabarabran and St Arnaud plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 4, while further back in the book Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

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Tasmanian readers please note Winning Post is now printed in Launceston and available every Friday morning throughout Tassie.

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Inside Winning Post October 24 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
The Valley, bet365 Park Kilmore, Wagga
Flemington, Rosehill, Morphettville, Doomben, Ascot, Traralgon (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Newcastle (NSW edition), Gold Coast (Qld edition)
Mornington, Mortlake, Goulburn, Cairns
Who should the MVRC committee have made the Cox Plate emergency?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
The Valley Friday - R8 N2 Hey Doc 1st
Royal Randwick Saturday - R3 N1 Destination
Royal Randwick Saturday - R8 N5 Hilo
The Valley Saturday - R7 N8 Chief Ironside
Letter of the Week


“On the turn 500 out, Fearless Pride and My Axeman together, a length to Lawman, Kingston Town can’t win and the three-year-old Grosvenor running on.
“My Axeman took the lead from Fearless Pride. Grosvenor down the outside is after them. My Axeman in front, Grosvenor … and Kingston Town flashing. He might win yet, the champ.
“Grosvenor took the lead. Oh, Kingston Town swamping them. What a run, Kingston Town wins a neck from Grosvenor.”
I cannot find anywhere what Grosvenor’s trainer, Geoff Murphy, said as they hit the line.
Maybe it was, “Well done, TJ!”
Great days — best ever.
I hope Saturday’s Cox Plate is half as exciting as 1982’s.

Pittsburgh Phil
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Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: